Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Directory
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a condition in which a caregiver (usually a parent )causes or makes up an illness or injury in another person (usually a child). It is considered a form of child abuse. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about Munchausen syndrome by proxy, its signs, and much more.
Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy
Learn about Munchausen syndrome by proxy, in which someone exaggerates a child's symptoms or even causes the child's illness.
WebMD looks at factitious disorders, conditions in which a person deliberately and consciously acts as if he or she -- or a loved one -- has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Munchausen syndrome, a disorder in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick.